Alex Loomis

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Alex Loomis graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. While in law school, he interned in the International Affairs Division of the Office of General Counsel of the Defense Department, as well as the Office of the Legal Adviser at the State Department. He graduated cum laude from Harvard college in 2012.

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Supreme Court

Ziglar v. Abbasi: A Summary

Some will view the Supreme Court's decision curbing lawsuits against former executive officials for purported abuse of federal detainees as providing important protection against judicial Monday-morning quarterbacking. Critics will see it as another hurdle to preventing lawless actions taken in the name of national security in time of war or national emergency.

Donald Trump

Will the Supreme Court Consider the Risk of Trump’s Post-Ruling Tweets?

Professor Blackman has argued that the Supreme Court will not treat President Trump’s tweets as legally relevant if the Justices abide by the precedents set in Kerry v. Din and Kliendienst v. Mandel. President Trump’s tweetstorm yesterday may make that a much bigger "if." 

Case Coverage: Military Commissions

This Week at the Military Commissions, 10/12 Session: “An Anomaly in the Law”

On the 10/12 session of pretrial hearings in the 9/11 case, the court takes up a series of defense motions to grant Abu Zubaydah testimonial immunity, compel witnesses to come to Guantanamo Bay to testify, provide the defense with medical records for Mustafa al Hawsawi, and grant Bin Attash's defense team access to the documents obtained at Bin Laden's house in Abbottabad.